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Aims and Learning Outcomes:

The Care Act 2014 recognises self-neglect as a type of abuse. Self-neglect refers to a range of behaviours, including neglecting to care for one’s health, personal hygiene or surroundings.

This workshop will give practitioners an insight into why people self-neglect and the challenges they face in this area of work and in trying to achieve a positive outcome. We will explore how agencies can work together to provide person centred interventions and support for self-neglect across multiple domains, as well as taking time to explore the issue of Hoarding in more specific detail.

By the end of this training, participant will be able to:

  • Identify the signs and indicators of self-neglect
  • Explore the issues of why people self-neglect and how understanding this is central to effective, person-centred support
  • Explain the benefits of multi-agency approach
  • Discuss hoarding, particularly available responses to reduce it and manage the risks it creates

Target Audience

This course is designed for those people who already have a basic knowledge and understanding of safeguarding adults at risk and who have completed a basic/ introductory level of training within the last three years. Agencies are encouraged to attend from both the voluntary and statutory sectors and may include roles such as; police officers, police community safety officers, health care staff, social care staff, care providers, community workers, housing support officers, district council workers and anyone interested in learning about self -neglect and hoarding (Groups 2, 3 & 4).

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